[Unsuspected posterior mediastinal paraganglioma--anesthetic risk].

A 70-year old female patient was admitted to the hospital because of scheduled thoracotomy and biopsy of posterior mediastinal retrocardiac tumor of unrecognized etiology. The patient had no complaints regarding the tumor. Routine anesthesiological preoperative examination revealed status ASA III. Induction in anesthesia was usually stable. At the moment… CONTINUE READING